Gráinne Murphy drives the Honda CR-Z – Good looking, sporty, and very comfortable

Gráinne Murphy

Gráinne Murphy realised her dream last November when she secured her place to swim for Ireland in the Olympic Games in London next July.  She achieved her goal after finishing third in the 800m freestyle event at the Dutch Open Championship last December.

First car:  Honda Civic

What do you like about the CR-Z: It’s very driver focussed; it’s full of gadgets with very high specification; I love its sporty image and, being a hybrid, it is very economical.

Any funky features:  the roof, it’s great…you can slide it back and while it’s not a sunroof in the normal sense, it lets great light into the car.

Is there anything you do not like about the car?  No, I just love it.

Describe your style:  Youthful, sporty, gregarious….I love people.

Does this car fit your style:  Absolutely…It has given me great freedom of movement and independence and I love the image it portrays.  Also, it is very economical to run being a hybrid.

Who would you recommend this car to:  Anyone who likes a sporty drive; young people in particular and sports people.

What do you never leave home without?  My swimming gear; my mobile and my ipod

Who would be your dream passenger: Zac Efron

Ideal Road trip for CR-Z:  Limerick where I train to my home in Wexford……it knows the road!

What CD are you listening to in your car: Cold Play

Describe the CR-Z in three words:  Good looking, sporty, and very comfortable.

Check out our review of the Honda CR-Z  here

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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